The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gaming
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 124 66
Rank change year-on-year +76 -58  
Contract jobs citing Games 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.73% 0.063% 0.36%
As % of the General category 8.70% 0.44% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 115 225 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 19.93% 14.26% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 142 101
Median daily rate £350 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £487 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 14
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +111.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £35.70 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North East

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the North East

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the North East

Games
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +84 10 £320 - 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) WCAG
2 18 (94.74%) Selenium
2 18 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 18 (94.74%) Scala
2 18 (94.74%) WebDriver
3 16 (84.21%) RSpec
3 16 (84.21%) Web Testing
3 16 (84.21%) Cucumber
3 16 (84.21%) Jenkins
3 16 (84.21%) JUnit
4 13 (68.42%) User Stories
4 13 (68.42%) Defect Tracking
4 13 (68.42%) QA
4 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
4 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
5 10 (52.63%) Java
6 9 (47.37%) Ruby
7 7 (36.84%) JSON
8 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (26.32%) BDD
9 4 (21.05%) Python
9 4 (21.05%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) Open Source
11 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
11 1 (5.26%) Finance

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) Selenium
1 18 (94.74%) WebDriver
2 16 (84.21%) Cucumber
2 16 (84.21%) Jenkins
2 16 (84.21%) JUnit
2 16 (84.21%) RSpec
3 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Test Engineer
2 13 (68.42%) QA Engineer
3 11 (57.89%) QA Test Engineer
4 10 (52.63%) Quality Engineer
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
5 5 (26.32%) Tester
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (15.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (15.79%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (10.53%) Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
9 1 (5.26%) Developer
9 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
9 1 (5.26%) Java Automation Tester
9 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
9 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) Test Automation
3 16 (84.21%) Web Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Defect Tracking
4 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
4 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
4 13 (68.42%) User Stories
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Android Development
7 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) OOD
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Scala
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) Ruby
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (94.74%) WCAG
2 13 (68.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker